Welcome to Portland Hip Hop Week
Wiilamette Weeks Highlight of the launch of Portland's 1st Annual Hip Hop Day.
DJ O.G.ONE Tells the story of how PDX Hip Hop Day was started and why.
Portland Hip Hop Day was founded in 2015 as a result of a collaborative effort to address concerns and conflicts between the Portland Hip Hop scene and various agencies representing the City of Portland. More importantly, it was established to bring divided communities together through the platform of Hip Hop. As the result of continued relationship building and successful annual events between the city and Hip Hop community, in 2019 Hip Hop Day was extended as an official week celebration starting August 20th thru August 26th. Our goal is simple, UNIFY, AMPLIFY, EDUCATE, & ELEVATE.
Idris "STARCHILE" O'ferrell, Portland native, and Legendary party host/event curator, was an integral part of facilitating the efforts in bringing together the various entities within the Mayors office, Police, and special interest groups, to start bridging the communication with the city and hip hop community. Unfortunately, in 2018 STARCHILE lost his battle with cancer, but his legacy will be remembered each year during the annual Hip Hop Week Celebrations.
David "O.G.ONE" Jackson, DJ, Producer, Business entrepreneur, and Activist, has been a community pillar in Portland for over 30 years. O.G. & Star together took on the task of challenging the city of Portland to courageously address issues of concern related to the hip hop community, as well as being open to setting up systems of accountability within the agencies representing the city, to also start bridging relationships and divisions within the Hip Hop community. O.G. currently continues to oversee the Portland Hip Hop Week event sanctions submitted annually, and the "Star Awards", and also coaching the next generation of leaders within the culture.
To highlight and strengthen the rich culture of hip hop through entertainment, education, and community building events that celebrate, uplift, and elevate the culture
To submit your event for PDX Hip Hop Week sanctions, please send an email with event date, location, and details.
Current Event Submission Requirements
1. Events must be SAFE & INCLUSIVE
2. Event must present a tangible award of recognition to someone who uplifts and positively impacts the culture.
3. If there is a charge for admission, a portion of proceeds (Your choice of amount) must be donated to a non-profit that supports the culture of Hip Hop.
4. Events must promote Love & Respect.